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Clay Sydney at-home class
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This Marrickville ceramics studio will deliver at-home pottery kits to your door

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Maxim Boon
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With the need for physical distancing and strict restrictions on many businesses, much of daily life has gone digital. However, there are some activities that are so innately hands-on, going online just isn’t an option. 

Take, for example Clay Sydney, the Marrickville pottery studio where crafty Sydneysiders can hone their ceramics skills. As a non-essential business, it had to close its doors earlier this year, but kept its kilns fired up. To ensure those with a passion for pottery could continue to express their creativity during the Covid-19 crisis, Clay Sydney offered all the materials, tools and tutorial support to take one of its popular classes from the comfort of your own home. And even though in-person classes have now resumed, you can still take an at-home class. 

Once your clay and sculpting implements have been dropped off, you can tune in to either a live-streamed class or, if you prefer to get crafty on your own schedule, a recorded instructional video. Once you’ve created your masterpiece, simply drop it off at Clay Sydney, where it will be glazed and fired to perfection.

There are packages for adult classes (from $55) and kids' classes (from $40), which are suitable for all levels of experience. Head over to the Clay Sydney website for details on how to order yours.

This story was updated on August 13, 2020.

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